View Full Version : Yay! I did it! I did it!

09-17-2006, 12:01 AM
I am SO PROUD of myself!!!!
:balloons: :woot:

I made the SnB "Newsboy cap", and it has cables on it! I was able to figure out how to do them, thanks 100% to Amy's WONDERFUL videos and for everybody on this list that encouraged me!!! :heart: :muah: I feel like I can conquer anything knitting-related at the moment (well, maybe not anything!)! The hat has a couple of mistakes on it, but all in all, I was able to knit it from start to finish, and that's what counts, because I had serious doubts I would finish the hat after starting it. I bought some super cheapie acrylic in case I got frustrated with the pattern and my lack of experience knitting skills, at least I wasn't out a lot of money ($3.00!!!). Anyway, I think the hat yearns to be knitted in a tweedy wool, so maybe I'll make a version in that (something like this (http://www.knitpicks.com/yarns/itemid_5420154/yarn_display) from Knit Picks.

Anyway, in addition to learning cables, I was able to figure out all of the increases and decreases without trouble, and use dpn's, which are things I wouldn't have known how to do say even 6 months ago. This group has given me such courage to try new things, and Amy's videos are AMAZING and invaluable. Thanks everybody--you guys ROCK!!!!!!!!! :cheering:

09-17-2006, 12:46 AM
That's awesome! Way to go. You should be proud! :happydance:

Do you have pics??

09-17-2006, 01:11 AM
yay!!! congrats!!! :D :D :D can't wait to see the pictures!!

09-17-2006, 07:24 PM
Yay for you! :cheering: :yay: :thumbsup:

09-17-2006, 07:31 PM
:woot: :woot:

09-17-2006, 07:48 PM
:happydance: :cheering: :happydance: Good for you!!

09-17-2006, 08:15 PM
Wow, I'm envious! I can't do cables yet. I'm so happy for you!!!

09-17-2006, 08:30 PM
WTG, you should be VERY PROUD :cheering:

09-17-2006, 09:25 PM
:cheering: Way to go! Don't you just totally love :heart: that feeling you get once you've finished a project?

09-17-2006, 09:39 PM
That is awesome.. I agree it is totally cool to know that you tried a new stitch/technique that you couldn't do before and now you can..
i can't cable either but I try to try a different technique or yarn with each new projetct..!!
hats off to you!!

09-17-2006, 09:40 PM
:blooby: :woot: thats wonderful!!

09-28-2006, 07:31 PM
Yeah, way to go!! I'd like to see pics too!! :notworthy:

09-30-2006, 12:35 AM
Not the best pictures, but...

In the one picture, I kind of "poufed" up the hat in the back to make the cables more visible.

It's me and my cheapie $3.00 per skein acrylic yarn...not too bad for a practice hat though! :wink: Now that I figured out how to do it, I made one in merino. (mmmmmm!) :heart:

09-30-2006, 02:36 AM
:woohoo: It is wonderful. I love the colours. :star:

09-30-2006, 06:22 AM
To the ones who say they can't do cables:

You CAN do cables, you just haven't done them yet!



09-30-2006, 08:12 AM
Beautiful! :cheering:

09-30-2006, 08:45 AM
Cuuuuuuuute!!! Great job!! :cheering:

09-30-2006, 11:08 AM
Great Hat! Did you make it a bit longer as the directions allow? I'm making one and not sure how many cable repeats to do.

09-30-2006, 11:38 AM
Did you make it a bit longer as the directions allow?
Hi Laura! I made the 7" length which was the maximum length given for the pattern directions. My hair isn't really long so much as it is thick, and I feel it gave me enough room for my hair. I just measured 7" from the start of the cable to the end. Making the hat the largest size had me using about 200 yards of yarn--almost an entire skein with hardly any waste which I like. I'm not good at figuring out what to do with partial skeins of yarn!

09-30-2006, 01:07 PM
:cheering: Great job!

09-30-2006, 01:18 PM
Love the colors and what a cool hat!

09-30-2006, 10:53 PM
To the ones who say they can't do cables: You CAN do cables, you just haven't done them yet!

It's true, Judy--if I can do them, everyone can!!! I was amazed at how uncomplicated it can be. Now granted, this hat was a very easy type of cable, but still. Amy's video made the process undaunting and easy. Thanks Amy!!! :muah:

Mama Bear
09-30-2006, 10:56 PM
Great job!!!

Mama Bear

10-01-2006, 12:09 AM
Thanks Cookworm! I think making it 7" long made it look a lot better than it would have. Making only 3 cable changes made it just a beanie with a brim.